# Simplifying Rational Fractional Expressions Worksheets

When we approach a rational fractional expression before we begin to evaluate the system or the surrounding math, we should always simplify the expression itself. There are series of three steps we can follow to make this easy for ourselves. The process starts by factor the numerator and denominator. In this step we are just looking for common factors that can be removed from the top and bottom of the fraction. Once you are done factoring, make sure to see if you can further reduce the fraction by dividing the numerator by the denominator. Once we get done with all that dividing, we just have to rewrite the expression on both the top and the bottom of the fraction. If you follow these steps, you will have a much easier time work with fractional expressions.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students solving equations that involve an Simplifying Rational Fractional Expressions. Demonstrates answer checking. Simplify in the simplest form (x2 + 3x) / (x2 + 4x + 3). First, factorise each of the two polynomials.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to solve more difficult problems.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concept of Simplifying Rational Fractional Expressions.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students find the Simplifying Rational Fractional Expressions in assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with problems to achieve the concepts of Simplifying Rational Fractional Expressions.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to evaluate Simplifying Rational Fractional Expressions.